Thursday, March 5, 2009

My Sissy and I

Ever since I can remember, there's always been not one but two. In fact, I wouldn't know what to do without my other half, my twin sister. Everywhere she went, I went. My earliest memory is of her feeding me flowers, although she would deny it and tell me that it was my idea and she was the one being coerced. Just like it was "my" idea to catch bees, getting stung and all and coloring on the walls.

When she hurt, I hurt. When she cried, I cried. The very first time we were separated was in kindergarten. According to state laws, twins weren't allowed to be placed in the same classroom. So off she went to her own classroom and I went my way. The day was the beginning of sheer panic for me. What would I do without her? Who would keep me company when I went potty? Who would laugh at my jokes that only her and I got? That was the day that I began wetting my pants. I couldn't explain it but I was crying out to be back together again with my twin. Finally, the teacher relented and I was able to go into her class for reading. Together again, the two of us. As luck would have it, we were in the same classes from first grade until we graduated in high school.

Then, the day came that I had to say goodbye to the two of us. It was her wedding day. I smiled and laughed on the outside but it took every ounce of strength not to scream and cry loudly. As she left for their honeymoon and I went home to change out of my "wedding" clothes. I broke down and cried for the both of us. No longer would there be late night conversations about cute guys, television shows and the latest fashions and music. No longer would I wake up and tell her what I dreamed the night before. Who would drive while I shifted the gears?

All in all, this has been a journey...she has been here with me through my marriage, my kids births and now divorce. She has held my hand as I vented over the loss of happily ever after. In spite of all the changes, one thing remains true, there will never be a deeper love than the love I have for my twin sister, my very best friend.

12 comments:

twin2 said...

Aawww...That was so nice. Although the bald baby pictures are a bit embarrassing. It's totally true, my twin and I have been just like peanut butter and jelly, smooshed together through thick and thin. I wouldn't have made it through without her. It's a relationship that is hard to define and not easy to describe unless you're also an identical twin. I hope one day, we can switch places and she'l give me the chance to share some of my fond memories. Much love!!

Malicious Intent said...

awe, you are both so adorable! And that story was so beautiful! I always wished I had a close relationship like that with my sister, but she is an out of sight out of mind gal unless she was in trouble and would coming running to big sissy for help. We were often called twins by strangers as we were only 18 months apart and look much alike.

A true blessing that you obvious did not over look. :)

I think twins are uber cool.

Tami said...

I wanted to cry when I read your beautiful words about your sister. My sister and I used to be very close, not twin close, but in our later lives we were best friends.. Then one day.. She just stepped away, and stopped calling. I called and called, and she never returned my calls. Said she needed her space, and time to get her marriage back in order. It's been over a year and a half. And still I try..
One day, my best friend will come and we'll share those beautiful memories once again. I miss my sister
=(

Pancake said...

That was such a tender post! I alwasy wanted to be a twin.

How blessed you BOTH are!

Julie said...

Awwwww...what a sweet story! Sisters are great, aren't they? Even though they can drive you crazy sometimes, trust me when I tell you, the pain of losing one never ends. I miss my sister every single day. Thank God I still have two more, and I truly cherish them.

Veronica Lee said...

My, you two are sooo cute!I love your story. The friends and men in our lives come and go but sisters are with us from cradle to grave.

Danica Lynn said...

That is so awesome!!! I always wanted to be a twin when I was younger. My brother and I are a year and a day apart so constantly people thought we were twins. I don't know what I would do without him because I love him so darn much!

Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

Such cute baby pictures!

What a special bond, I always wanted a sister growing up. What a sweet post!

travel girl said...

Beautiful! Totally have tears in my eyes.

I have a close relationship to my sister, but not like that. A very special bond you two have.

Mariah said...

I always wished I had a twin or gave birth to twins...

You two are lucky!

So sweet.
XOXO

Mother Goose said...

so sweet so sweet!

Deb said...

That is such a nice thing to read! You two were darling babies.

 

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